Dec 5, 2012 3:00pm EST
. take a listen. >> business owners with us today are here to highlight president obama's demand to raise tax rates instead of cutting spending. his plan will hurt nearly 1 million small businesses around our country. that will affect hundreds of thousands of jobs. >> reporter: and guys, there are republicans here on capitol hill who are urging the speaker to cut a deal with the president. i talked to one of the earliest republicans to say, you know what, let's take a the president up on his offer to extend the bush tax cuts for everybody under $250,000 and at least take that uncertainty off the table and then continue to negotiate the rest to have later. some of the republicans are now coalessing around that view that they should give into what the president is suggesting, at least temporarily, and continue to negotiate on the rest because there's a lot of political pain here for republicans if we do get to the point where we go over the cliff because of those higher tax rate pateryers, guys. >> all right, eamon. thank you. >> the talk continues, but none of it face to face. be sure to c
Dec 7, 2012 3:00pm EST
shutdown on newt gingrich and put the republicans in retreat, in terms of card playing, president obama has some cards that he can basically lay this off and perhaps it will fall to the blame -- fall on the republicans. that's why we think it could drift over the cliff. >> we'll see. i know you've been a champion of apple all year. we're going to ask you on the countdown if you'd still buy apple at these lower levels. that's still to come later. thank you, my friend. before we go to commercial here, some sad news for the business world and our family here at cnbc. saul steinberg, the father of our maria bartiromo, died earlier today at the age of 73. he was best known for launching a string of takeovers back in the 1980s. he was also an avid art collector and a major benefactor at the wharton school of business at the university of pennsylvania. he leaves behind a wife and five children, including maria's husband, our johnathan steinberg. our sincerest condolences to his family and friends and my dear friend maria, who is obviously with the family. saul steinberg, dead at the age of 73.
Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm EST
it destroy the republican party if we go over the cliff? is it your fault? >> i don't know. we'll see. i think most of the policy that harry reid, nancy pelosi and barack obama are trying to promote are actually geared towards the 2014 elections. >> right. >> so that pelosi can be speaker again, and it's -- it's going to hurt the middle class. it's going to hurt poor people and senior citizens on limited incomes. >> congressman, just hearing that the graphic up that the president and speaker will be meeting again today at the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff so maybe there's a little ray of hope there. >> i hope so. the president has been nowhere to be found. he's been missing in action on this and has not offered any kind of real solutions to this problem. >> all right. maybe it will happen today. >> we'll watch the next meeting. thanks for being here on the program. thank you very much. >> congressman paul brown. coming up we'll hear from a lawmaker on the other side of the aisle who says raising the eligibility age is a non-starter in any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
fiscal cliff turns, president obama campaign style once again today. this time in michigan. that after talking with house speaker john boehner over the weekend. their firps one on one in weeks. is that why republicans are saying they would swallow higher taxes for the right deal on spending cuts? we'll talk to tom cole who is making that case in just a few minutes. >>> bmw and mercedes are looking for the best selling luxury brand in the united states. wait until you hear what your money can get you these days. you're watching cnbc. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is q rea this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> is the u.s. consumer in trouble? the front page on this morning's "wall street journal" says yes. but are h
Dec 10, 2012 3:00pm EST
fiscal cliff. not today. just a day at a meeting speaker john boehner at the white house, president obama extended a little olive branch in avoiding the fiscal cliff. >> i have said i will work with republicans on a plan for economic growth, job creation and reducing our deficits. and had some common western democrats and republicans, i understand people have a lot of different views, i'm willing to compromise a little bit. >> the white house would not disclose any details of the meeting with the president and the speaker yesterday. both sides confirming communications are open. speaker john boehner saying discussions are taking place. liz: maybe the fact they're keeping quiet may mean something is really going to happen. keep dreaming. >> does politics have to watch out what is happening in silicon valley. apple and google compete on so many different rounds. but they're actually coming together to co-compete on a bid for the patents that kodak holds. 1100 patents, half a billion dollars. they realize instead of sitting across from each other playing and outbidding one another, we will w
Dec 13, 2012 3:00pm EST
. right now, dow down 76 points. fox news reports former republican senator hagel emerged at the leading con tender to be president obama's pick to be secretary of defense, according to several democrats briefed on the process. the same sources say senator john kerry is talked up within the administration as a more likely nominee for secretary of state over susan rice, the current u.s. ambassador not united nations. a new study suggests this christmas travel season could be the busiest in six years. aaa predicts more than 93 million americans hitting the highways over the holidays, just 400,000 people shy of the record set in 2006. we continue our count down to the closing bell with the woman who likes her politics the same hi way likes her martinis, shaken, not stirred. liz: no, a mojito, light on the rum, adam. get it right. >> you look like a vodka woman to me, i don't know. liz: never. can't deal with that. a rough year for jcpenney, but things changing. the stock popped, but now the stock is up more than 17% this week alone. nicole? >> what a run for a company that's been st